Wheel Bearings Replacement at your home or office in South Elgin.

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YourMechanic Wheel Bearings Replacement Service

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

892

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Jeff

31 years of experience
441 reviews
Jeff
31 years of experience
Jeff is the man! I had called around town to get my car up and running but no one wanted to work on a 1978 Dodge Aspen Wagon. Jeff went above and beyond. Jeff...I don't have the words.
On time, did great, look forward to using again.

Dan

37 years of experience
715 reviews
Dan
37 years of experience
Excellent service
I went to 2 shops to get a quote on what I thought was a front wheel bearing problem. After a quick drive with Dan, he assessed it was not the bearings, but loose lugnuts on the wheel. I was about to spend $1000 on unnecessary repairs at a shop, but instead $70 with Dan. He is an honest worker and I will be doing business with him again.

Robert

29 years of experience
567 reviews
Robert
29 years of experience
Quick and clean job. No issues. Thank you!!
He went above and beyond my expectations. He performed the job very well, fixing what I was unable to fix myself. I would defiantly recommend him to my friends and family and will defiantly have him work on my car again in the future.

Jamahl

18 years of experience
821 reviews
Jamahl
18 years of experience
very professional
excellent mechanic ....very trustworthy

Brikk

16 years of experience
369 reviews
Brikk
16 years of experience
This was my first time using YourMechanic and Brikk made this experience a good one. He was very knowledgeable of the issue and what needed to be done. A hard worker that cared about what was best for me and my vehicle. I would definitely request Brikk again for any future fixes to my car.

Alex

14 years of experience
434 reviews
Alex
14 years of experience
Experience was fantastic and informed me about more information of your mechanic and be able to tell my father about Alex.

Maxwell

16 years of experience
390 reviews
Maxwell
16 years of experience
Always great work and great customer service.

Jonathan

20 years of experience
304 reviews
Jonathan
20 years of experience
Great

Melvin

15 years of experience
221 reviews
Melvin
15 years of experience
Melvin was extremely professional and made getting my car fixed very easy. As it turns out I needed an extra part to fix my car that I didn't know about and he quickly left and retrieved it to get the job done. I would definitely recommend Melvin's services.

Scott

19 years of experience
144 reviews
Scott
19 years of experience
Scott was great! I had my appointment done at work, and he was on time to the appointment. He didn't waste no time at all. He went straight into working on my car, and even fixed a minor noise I had on top of what he was there to fix. Thank you Scott!


How much does Wheel Bearings Replacement cost in South Elgin?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in South Elgin. Our mechanics in South Elgin are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in South Elgin.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2011 Saab 9-4X $403 $307.06 $95.98 7% $436.06
2011 Lotus Elise $317 $213.09 $103.98 10% $352.84
2011 Ford E-150 $106 $18.07 $87.98 22% $136.32
2014 Infiniti Q70 $274 $178.38 $95.98 10% $307.38
2005 BMW 645Ci $236 $107.98 $127.98 15% $279.98
2009 Ford Mustang $195 $114.94 $79.99 12% $222.44

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Wheel Bearings Replacement Service

What are wheel bearings and how do they work?

A wheel bearing assembly consists of rolling elements, such as hardened steel ball bearings or roller bearings, that roll on and around hardened steel bearing races. The wheel bearings support the front and rear axle, and all the weight of your car. Wheel bearings are made with a high-precision technique using extremely hard steel in order to withstand all the normal impacts that occur to the wheel and tire assembly as you drive along the road.

When to replace wheel bearings?

  • Growling or grinding noise from a wheel. Failed or failing wheel bearings make a very characteristic growling noise which will grow louder as the bearing wear progresses. If you believe the wheel bearing noise is coming from one side of the car, you can self-diagnosis your wheel bearing as you drive the car by loading and unloading vehicle weight You can do this by “swerving” from side-to-side. For example, if the noise markedly increases when you swerve to left, which shifts the vehicle’s weight to the right, then it often indicates the wheel bearing on the right is failing.

  • Axial or radial play in the wheel or wheel hub. Should the wheel hub move up and down or in and out, the bearing may be worn.

  • Vibration in the steering wheel or vehicle body and/or wandering. Vibration and lack of directional stability could be consequences of loose or worn out wheel bearings.

  • Tire and wheel assembly does not turn smoothly. With the wheel jacked up, and the car not in gear, the wheel should rotate smoothly. Rough or inconsistent movement, which is often accompanied by noise, can signify damaged bearings. Be sure the brakes are not dragging as you perform this check.

How do mechanics replace wheel bearings?

The complexity of wheel bearing replacement varies greatly depending on the vehicle make, model, year, the wheel position (front versus rear), and the drive type (AWD versus FWD):

  • On vehicles with unitized wheel bearing/hub assemblies, the brake rotor and caliper are removed.
  • The large axle nut is removed, the axle is pushed back through the center of the unitized hub assembly, and three (or more) bolts holding the hub assembly to the steering knuckle are removed.
  • The hub assembly is then removed from the knuckle. On installation of the new hub assembly to the knuckle, the bolts are torqued to the factory specification. In many cases, it is required to discard the old axle nut and replace with a new one. Special attention must be given to tightening the axle nut to the exact factory specification because over or under-tightening can damage the newly installed bearing. All YourMechanic professionals use calibrated torque wrenches on these critical fasteners.
  • Finally, the brake rotor and brake caliper are re-attached, the wheel installed and the car is road tested.
  • On vehicles where the wheel bearing is pressed into a cavity within the steering knuckle, the steering knuckle must be removed from the vehicle in order to press out the old bearing and press in the new bearing.
  • On some vehicles, the wheel bearing is pressed onto an axle shaft and thus the axle must be extracted from the axle carrier. This will apply to certain trucks.

Is it safe to drive with a wheel bearing problem?

No. Wheel bearing failure is usually gradual, although in some cases it starts immediately after the dramatic impact of the wheel and tire assembly with a deep pothole. Wheel bearings can sometimes make noise for quite some time before you experience a catastrophic failure that would result in complete separation of the wheel and tire assembly from the axle. Generally, the risk of sudden failure increases with the noise level. But strictly speaking, once the bearing has started to fail it is impossible to predict exactly when it will fail completely. So it should not continue to be driven. Were a failing bearing to seize or break while you are moving, you could experience loss of control of the vehicle. Once you receive a conclusive diagnostic that a wheel bearing has failed, replace the bearing promptly.

When replacing wheel bearings, keep in mind:

  • If the car has a substantial number of miles on the failed bearing (100,000 miles or more), it is a good idea to replace both bearings (driver and passenger) on the axle at the same time.
  • Wheel bearing noise can be confused with tire noise from defective tires. In difficult cases, a mechanic will apply remote wireless microphones at all 4 wheel positions, and then drive the car while listening to a remote receiver, switching between wheel positions to pinpoint the location of the failed bearing.

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